ERIC Number: ED478923
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Personnel To Work with Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance and Autism, 9/01/99-12/31/02. Final Report.
This final report describes activities and accomplishments of a 3-year federally supported personnel preparation program at Stephen F. Austin University (Texas) to train graduate-level personnel to serve children and youth with serious emotional disturbance and autism (SED/A). The program was designed to recruit, train, and seek employment in Texas and Louisiana for teachers of students with SED/A. The program emphasized field experiences, research-based coursework and pedagogy, and recruitment of students from traditionally underrepresented populations. It also conducted a summer program on a local school campus for children with behavior disorders and autism, with the graduate students serving as interns. The project successfully recruited and graduated 72 students: 28 with a Master's Degree, 3 with a SED/A endorsement, and 41 undergraduates with coursework completed toward the SED/A endorsement. Twenty-three percent of the students were from minority backgrounds. The summer program served 38-43 children, ages 6-14, with academic and behavioral difficulties each summer. The report provides details of tasks associated with each of the project's six objectives. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stephen F. Austin State Univ., Nacogdoches, TX.